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Siemens Gamesa sacks 600 workers in Denmark

The German-Spanish wind OEM is firing up to 600 employees in Denmark in connection with its shift from direct-drive to geared onshore wind technology. Meanwhile, the company is poised to phase out its onshore division in Brande, Denmark.

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Siemens Gamesa fires up to 600 personnel in Denmark, corresponding to one in ten worker in the country, the company informs in a statement Thursday afternoon.

The wind OEM also reveals that it will halt production of onshore wind turbine blades in its factory i Aalborg, Northern Denmark, in late 2019.

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